Google earth has been responsible for some pretty weird finds. Odd shaped buildings, crime scenes and other strange finds.
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Did you know that a crook took advantage of Google Earth to steal valuable material from rooftops and later resold it?
Since 2001, Google Earth was one of the most fascinating ways of discovering what life is like on the other side of the world without ever having to leave your own room.
Ready? Let’s begin.
Intentionally designed to look like a beautiful oak tree, Google Earth users found a shocking discovery when they realized what this Dixon based church actually looks like from above. Have you guessed it yet?
Needless to say, the church has been a victim of many puns - as one might expect. After all, IT LOOKS LIKE A PENIS.
Okay the next one is surprisingly touching, but will still make you go ‘wtf’ when you see it for the first time and ‘awww’ after you hear the reason why this exists.
Argentina’s ‘Pampas’ gained a guitar shaped forest made out of 7,000 cypress and blue eucalyptus trees.
Pedro Martin Ureta is the man who is responsible for this forest.
We can safely say that the farm stood absolutely no chance. Well done, Pedro Ureta, well done.
Ok, want something that’ll creep you out?
Imagine accidentally stumbling upon a Google Earth image showing the police standing over your teenage son’s dead body. Sounds pretty creepy, right?
And before you say no way, this actually really happened.
In 2013, Kevin Barrera’s father randomly found the aerial shot of police standing around his dead son’s body close to the train tracks.
This was by far one of the biggest Google Earth mishaps, however, there were also times when people reported a murder than never actually happened.
Have you heard of the mysterios case of a dragged body on the bridge?
That’s right - they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!
And then there’s the giant rabbit that can be seen from space.
Wait, wait, wait, wait, what?
If you’re planning on visiting, do it in the next 9 years - it is planned to stay there until 2025.
Here’s a quote from one of the creators:'We like to see hikers climb up the bunny's 20ft sides and relax on his belly.'
You’ve heard of the mysterious Atlantis before, right? When Google Earth launched a pretty detailed oceanic version, the odd sighting of a grid map in the middle of the ocean sparked quite a controversy. In 2009, the overlapping datasets made it seem like Google accidentally found Atlantis and the Internet went absolutely insane.
Before you dig into this a little bit deeper, we should warn you that the image was removed in 2012 in order to stop misinforming the users. Google reported that Atlantis has yet to be found and explained that it was all just an unfortunate data miscommunication.
Hmmmm, is this really true or is Google trying to hide something?
That’s not even the end of bizarre encounters with Google Earth oceans.
In 2016, the Internet went once again crazy as they discovered a sea monster close to the Deception Island - no, really, it’s called Deception Island.
No one quite knows the real reason behind this image and whether it was just a set up or a coincidental thing, these pigeonheads will give you the creeps like nothing else.
A Reddit user spotted 7 people with pigeon masks, creepily staring into the Google camera.
Speaking of creepy, next on our list are dolls of dead people, randomly placed along the main road.
But who makes these dolls? A lady called Tsukimi, who got the idea after she created a scarecrow in the memory of her father.
If that didn’t take a weird turn and make you go aww, we’re not sure what else will.
Moving onto something even more mind boggling is the discovery of a huge swastika in colorado… and its one government ground.
So what’s this Google Maps crime talk, you ask?
There were numerous times when Google was a witness to some pretty horrible stuff, but here are just some you’ve probably never heard of before.
A man on a porch pointed his gun at the Google Maps driver in Detroit. Although the gun is now blurred from the maps, the story behind it remains.
In the Netherlands, two men stole a 14 year old boy’s bike, phone and wallet.
The thieves were twin brothers, later recognized by the police and sent to jail. Justice has been served, thanks to Google Maps.
The next person didn’t have such luck.
In 2014, a woman spotted two men that were responsible for robbing her house and holding her at gunpoint 3 years earlier.
What? How is that even possible?
It turns out she was just randomly looking through her neighborhood. The men haven’t been caught yet but it’s safe to say this might’ve brought some unpleasant memories to the woman.